*✦ Rohto Lycee Eye Wash and Eye Drops Review ✦*

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day or Forever Alone Day, lovelies! Since Wednesday night I have been bombarded with pictures of flowers and lovey dovey gifts on Instagram and Facebook.. *Flip table* I've actually never spent Valentine's with a significant other and have spent the last couple years in front of a TV killing zombies and playing video games while my wifeys and friends cooked for me. *Shifty eyes* Either way, I have to admit Valentine's decorations are quite cute and it's an excuse for me to receive a bunch of baked goods and sweets from my wifeys and loved ones. Moohaha, like a king. Anyways...

Today I'd like to talk about some eye care essentials that I've been using for a couple years. Those who wear contacts or circle lenses regularly will know the pains of dry eyes. Blurred vision, itchiness, scary bloodshot eyes can all be symptoms of dryness from your contacts. Even if you are not a contact lens user, but regularly apply makeup, makeup particles can always enter your eyes and cause discomfort.

When I first heard of an eye wash, I was skeptical. There's a rubber nipple looking thing that you are supposed to fill with liquid and put in your eye. Why?!

The last time I visited Japan I decided to try it out so I picked up the famous Rohto Lycee (ロートリセ) eye drops and the eye wash. The eye wash comes in two sizes, 450 ml and 80 ml. I decided to lug back the 450 ml bottle back to the states with me since it was relatively cheap at the time as there was a sale at Matsumoto Kiyoshi (Drugstore in Japan). My friend also helped me pick up a 80 ml bottle recently since I needed a new bottle.


Rohto Lycee's Eye Wash features 3 key points.

-Delivering 3 types of vitamins (Vitamin B12, B, E) as well as hyaluronic acid,
-Unique design of the applicator for ease of use
-Convenient and cute packaging.

It is also advertised as having a rose scent although there is  as a slight medical smell to it.



The rubber nipple looking applicator allows you to conserve the product as you can just squeeze the applicator with your head down and have the product "cleanse" your eye. It does feel refreshing and clean after using it, as if a film of bacterial and who-knows-what-else has been removed from your eyes. I typically use this before I insert my contact lenses, particularly if I know I will be wearing them for extended periods of time. This used in conjunction with the Rohto Lycee eye drops are the only way I can keep my eye whites staying white instead of a pinkish tinge I usually get from wearing any sort of contacts. (Clear, Freshlooks, Circle lenses, etc). I also use it once I remove my makeup in order to clean any residue that may have entered my eyes like mascara or traces of makeup.

The thing that annoys me the most is if I have a squiggly piece of dust or unknown particle in my eye I can't seem to get out. Suffering with the itchiness while trying to do practically anything else is impossible! First world problems, I know.. But if you have any blurring in your vision or mascara particles you can't seem to get out, this is definitely the solution.



450 ml bottle compared to 80 ml bottle
The Rohto Eye drops are a necessity for most contact lens wearer. These are awesome on-the-go because you can use them either with or without contact lenses. Not only do they refresh your eyes, they also reduce redness and dryness when out and about. I usually carry one with me to work or wherever I go, they seem to also help keep me awake.

I usually use the cooling Rohto drops prior to inserting my contact lens and carry around the Lycee drops with me in my purse. They tend to not be as strong and minty as the US version, but for those who have not used these types of drops before they may not be used to them. It seriously feels like someone put a stick of chewing gum or toothpaste in your eye and you're blinded by a moment of minty coolness. After a couple minutes, your eyes will be white as ever and hydrated though, so it's all worth it!

Showing all the makeup residue and dirty things that get left in your eyes
Directions for use
And as an apology for making you suffer with the gross pictures above, I give you the cute CMs featuring Nozomi Sasaki.




I'm actually on my way to LA again for the holiday because we have Monday off. (President's Day) I'll be visiting my family and friends, shopping, snowboarding, and getting fat. My favorites... Topshop had it's grand opening yesterday at The Grove in Los Angeles as well for their new 30,000 sq ft store so you can bet I will be there tomorrow morning!

64 comments:

  1. Huh, I've never heard of that product before, but it looks really interesting!
    Haha, thank you for the CM. Whew - I was all, "ergh" at the photos when I saw them, haha! ^^


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  2. I'm always looking for better eyedrops- I think I will try this! thanks for a great review! happy late valentines day :)

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  3. I keep meaning to try these drops! My eyes are a bit dryer lately T_T
    The minty sensation sounds interesting~
    And after seeing those makeup residue pics...I feel like I should get some now, lol

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  4. i have never seen the big bottle. interesting. i own the small diamond-shaped one and keep it with me at all times. i also read that apparently it is supposed to taste like something, cos when you put eyedrops in you can taste them? but i have never had that happen for me o_0

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  5. I use these too!! ehehe I like that they are pink :D and don't worry, valentines day is overrated!! the next time you DO spend it with a SO it will be extra special I think!! <3

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  6. Welcome back to LA!!! Haha, did you had a great weekend?
    I seriously didn't know TopShop is now opened at the Grove until I read your post!! haha, I can't wait to go check it out. And thanks so much for this helpful review dear! :) I will try out the Rohto eyewash!

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  7. Yes it's pretty gross, but that's all the dirty things it cleans! Better cleaned out instead of in your eyes!

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  8. Thank you! Happy Valentine's :D The pink packaging is definitely a plus!

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  9. I've been using them for a while because they're easy to use and also a must with contacts ;__;

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  10. Hahaha, I had a special celebration this year, but I do miss all the baked sweets I got from girls in uni ;_______; Home baked goods are the best!!!

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  11. I can safely say that my stomach is satisfied although my body is hating me with all the bruises I got from snowboarding ;___; I wish the eye wash was easier to pick up here, but I guess I'll have to wait until I go to Jp myself to pick up a couple big bottles!

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  12. I love those eye drops. They hurt but feel so good at the same time :P

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  13. I think the big bottle is only a couple bucks more so I would love to buy the big ones! But sometimes friends' luggage can only allow so much room for my goodies...


    I think the eye wash is supposed to be rose, but it smells like.. rose herbal medicine or something! Does it mean if you put honey in your eye you will taste honey too?! LOL

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  14. The packaging for those eye drops are soo adorable. thanks for the review! :)


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  15. I didn't even know Eye Wash existed before. This might be a great product for me, especially since my eyes randomly dry out and I'm temporarily blinded. It's also extremely uncomfortable and I have to blink about a million times before it goes away.


    I love mint but I'm not sure if I'd be willing to put it in my eyes >_<


    Is there a website where I can find this?


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  16. the eyedrops are soooooooo good. i just get sad because i have a hard time finding them anywhere but i love them! but for the eyewash i didn't even know they had it. it seems so random lol
    omg you have to let me know next time you're down in LA so me you and vivian and stuff can go out!! yea i saw that topshop just opened i've been meaning to go there i heard it's huge!! i'm just excited i don't have to pay for shipping from them anymore and i can actually try them on before i buy them -_-

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  17. This is actually my favorite brand of eye-drop! Do you know if this works for those who do not wear contacts? I actually have "make up residue" from mascara and eyeliner in my eye every time I remove my make up so I usually just let it fall out naturally or use eye drop to bring it out. This seems like a super better alternative!

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  18. visiting here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~~ =)

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  19. I love your blog!! I'm your newest follower here!! xoxo


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  20. Yesssss, I started to like the minty feeling so whenever I wear contacts I'm like errmahgerddd eyedropsss *Q*!

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  21. Yes! I think my eyes are always just tired.. Even if I don't wear lenses, my eyes being open for the whole day will make my eyes red! I know they sell on Ebay, but I'm always iffy buying things online that go in my eyes. In LA there's a Japanese beauty store that carries it but horribly overpriced!

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  22. I think I've seen some in some American drug stores, but I've never tried any of them. I've had mine brought back from friends in Japan, but in LA I've seen it at Takashimaya!

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  23. I know they sell the eyewash and eye drops in Takashimaya in San Gabriel! I've seen it there before but it's crazy like 3x the original price!!!


    Omg I knowwww, I just planned to go to LA the weekend before so I actually never plan anything out right orz. Next time I'll definitely try to plan ahead and we can have a date if you guys are free!!!! So many people at the Grove though bewareeeeee! (The jewelry is super mad cute, be warned!!! *Q*)

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  24. Yes! You can use the eye wash even just to clean your eyes. You actually use it without contacts so it's suitable for cleaning out makeup! I don't know how to live without, but I'm also considering using some night treatments for my eyes ;__;

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  25. I don't wear lenses that often, but if I have falsies on I have to or else my lashes will hit my glasses.. I am trying to find other ways to keep my eyes hydrated too!

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  26. Oh ok, except I don't live in the US >_<


    I'll ask one of my friends who live in Japan to see if they can find it :D

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  27. Great post, I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)

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  28. Great post! Love your style!

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  29. My friend told me about these before but sadly no one sells them here! :( i think i seriously need this for my lenses <3 the lycee eyedrops i already have and they're awesome. I wanna try the santa fx next

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  30. I have tried the Lycee eye drops and I really like that so I think I need to check out the eye wash since I wear contact lenses all the time. Thanks for sharing~~


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  31. Santa fx? I am confused! Yes, I did manage to find stores that sell them, but they are soooo expensive! I just plead people to bring me back some when they visit Japan!

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  32. I love the eye drops! I've used the whole American range of Rohto drops too and I can't live without eye drops!

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  33. They're a popular japanese brand eyedrops which has a stronger cooling effect for contacts...i think im ready to take it to the next level! hehehe

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  34. Looks so interesting!
    Haha but hearing "lychee" makes me wanna taste it... O_O

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  35. Ive used that. It stings like a bitchhhh. I dont think it was made by rohto but it was some sort of eye wash suction cup thing.

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  36. omg... those images lol! I was looking for a new eye cleanser but i'm scared this one will stiing too much >A<;; the pain..."orz...

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  37. Seems like such a great product! love the video!

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  38. Oh these are not as minty as even the US Rohto ones! But they are pretty refreshing! I can't handle ones that are too minty anymore because I'm always blind for like 5 minutes LOL!

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  39. Yes it sounds really yummy! I thought it would be lychee flavor, but I guess they went with rose!

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  40. Really?! This one doesn't sting at all, it just feels like scented water LOL!

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  41. This one doesn't hurt at all! Man, it makes me scared to try other brands now ;__;

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  42. Hello there!
    Love reading the reviews you do! :)

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  43. Crystal Sue AnneMarch 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Cute product! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & if you like, following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

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  44. I really like your review !! *-* You did a great job on it
    (And I love your pictures xD)

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  45. I've heard a lot about these eyedrops! They seem to be interesting, but I'm also not sure about the slight stinging part. >w< Nevertheless, this is definitely going to be a review I'll come back for as a reference. Thanks for the detailed review!! ^-^

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  46. Ahhh, I bought this once in Japan and I found it quite refreshing too! I only used it when I had some sort of eye muccus due to hot weather + wearing lenses long time... so I didn't use this after it since I thought I might just get the bacteria that caused it back into my eye. I am not sure if it's worth to buy the big bottle if you don't use it everyday but I am really tempted to buy it again, especially since it's pollen time soon and I'll get those itchy eyes a lot (><) I really liked this product and generally I am looking for something to relief my often reddened eyes (I don't even know why I have red eyes... probably just from the cold and dry air?) I am very glad they help you to keep your eyes white~
    As far as I understood you can't use these with lenses in though... right? It only says after taking them out... Or I missed something. Would be scary if it sucked out my lenses!

    Haha and never mind Valentine's, it's just a day like any other! If I had someone I like I'd rather make up an own day to show them my devotion so it's not out of 'guilt' or something, like on a commercial day like Valentine's day.

    Dear, thank you very much for following me! Your blog seems damn interesting and I will follow you back now (^^)

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  47. Hmm, I don't know how to describe it other than stinging, but it feels quite refreshing! I hope you get to try it one day!

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  48. Yes, you use it without lenses to clean out your eyes! My friends always say I'm crazy when I describe what I'm doing and I'm basically just .. washing my eyeballs. Lulzzz


    I hope you get to try it again! It's definitely something that's not too easy to find.. orz

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  49. Sooo....are you meant to keep your eyes open when you use the eye wash? O_o I'm planning on buying the Rohto Lychee eyedrops and was looking for reviews when I stumbled across the eye wash as well. It seems interesting and looks painful at the same time lol

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  50. Yes you keep your eyes open and kind of swish around the liquid and it cleans your eyes! It isn't painful at all, it's actually really refreshing. I hate it when I get a hair or piece of fuzz stuck in my eye and it's so much easier to get it out this way than trying to pinch it out of your eye!

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  52. How awesome! I wanted to order the Rohto Lycee eyedrops today but I didn't know that they also have a eyewash which I am super curious to try out 'cause something like that doesn't exist AT ALL in Germany ;'O Would you say it's worth buying it or isn't it really not thaat essential? Super curious to know :)

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